Juliet Russell

                                                                            

My name is JULIET RUSSELL and  I have WORKED FOR OVER 25 YEARS AS AN INTERNATIONAL PRACTITIONER SPECIALISING IN THE VOICE.

For most of us -singing can provide a great way of expressing ourselves.

it can also help our breathing ,memory and sense of wellbeing, AND RELIEVE STRESS AND ANXIETY  .

 whether working one to one or in a group can create the most wonderful joyous energy-

just being in the moment.

My group facilitation experience ranges from small groups of three people -to mass sings of 1500.

I hold informal singing groups and run choirs.

I also do individual and group vocal release work helping people to use the voice as a tool to unlock emotion and memory.

Humour and safety are two very important elements in my work.

I have a First Class Honours Degree in Music and Visual Arts from Brighton University- where I was a lecturer for 17 years –but most of my work is community based.

Community work past & present includes;

  • Community choirs of all sizes  and large scale community performance

  • Working with people with depression and anxiety

  • Working with people with dementia

  • Working with people with special needs and varying physical disability-

  •  Parents of children with disability

  • Working with looked after young people

  • Working with self harming teenagers

  • Working with young travellers

  • Bereavement groups

  • Voluntary sector employees

  • Mentoring music facilitators

  • Music services trainer for teachers

  • Parents of children with disability

  • Singing for the joy with older people

 

Here are a few quotes about past projects I have led;

 

“Powerful, human & exhilarating” –
WOMAD World Music Festival.

 

‘Having presented more than two thousand events over the years, I would put Juliet Russell in the top ten most vibrant workshop leaders to date’ 

 

JAN BELL- DUMBO ARTS FEST . NYC

 

 

‘The audience was astounded and enthralled by the power and beauty of the sound they created’
CPSI INTERNATIONAL CREATIVITY CONFERENCE . BUFFALO. USA

 

 ‘Accessible to all voices regardless of language or ability – beautiful’
– BIG GREEN FESTIVAL

 

 

 

IN ADDITION TO VOCAL EXPLOSION MASS SING AND SCRATCH CHOIRS, A VARIETY OF WORKSHOPS CAN BE OFFERED, INCLUDING:

 

 

  • SINGING FOR THE JOY OF IT

  • BREATHING, RELAXATION, VISUALISATION

  • CONFIDENCE BUILDING WITH THE VOICE

  • TEAM-BUILDING WITH VOICE AND PERCUSSION

  • COMMUNICATION SKILLS WITH THE VOICE

  • COMPOSING FOR THE VOICE

  • SINGING WORLD-INSPIRED VOCAL SONGS (INCLUDING GOSPEL, AFRICAN, EASTERN EUROPEAN, AND CELTIC)

 

EACH SESSION CAN BE TAILORED TO THE PARTICULAR GROUP’S REQUIREMENTS.

 

Juliet has previously led workshops at:

 

* WOMAD FESTIVAL (X3)


* BARCELONA INTERNATIONAL WOMENS FORUM


* GIVING VOICE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL – CPR ABERYSTWYTH

UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO CITY DRAMA DEPARTMENT

NEW YORK CITY BROOKLYN DUMBO ARTS FESTIVAL

CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA LANTERN PARADE 2008, COMPOSER AND CONDUCTOR


* MAKING POETRY MUSIC – OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY


* VOICE FOR THE DANCER – TILBERG ACADEMY OF DANCE


* UNISON – FOR EMPLOYEES


* BODY POSITIVE, WORKSHOPS FOR CLIENTS WITH HIV


* GESTALT INTERNATIONAL TRAINING CONFERENCE


* LEADING ANIMATEUR FOR SING UP ‘BEYOND THE MAINSTREAM’ BRIGHTON LAC OUTREACH PROJECT


* CONDUCTOR FOR BRIGHTON FESTIVAL/SING UP CHILDRENS CHORUS 2009

* INSET TRAINING FOR SEN TEACHERS


* MENTOR WORK FOR RHYTHMIX MUSIC CHARITY


* WORKSHOP TECHNIQUES FOR MUSIC TEACHERS – VOLUNTARY SECTOR – ON BEHALF OF BRIGHTON MUSIC SERVICES


* CPSI INTERNATIONAL CREATIVITY CONFERENCE. BUFFALO


* CORPORATE TRAINING

For more information please email: vocalexplosionchoir@gmail.com
or phone: 0044 (0)7972 485 619